About The Exhibits

About The Exhibits

Historic vehicles from all motorsports disciplines surround you overhead, on platforms, and in our main corral. Artifacts fill lighted glass cases and display bays. Our Robert E. Petersen Theatre spins thrilling racing videos, and the interactive option is pretty sweet, too —  sit in the driver’s seat of our authentic NASCAR Cup Series “door car” for the perfect selfie souvenir.


Permanent installations include the Sweep of Speed — racing vehicles hanging from our ceiling and mounted on our exact replica of Daytona’s famous 31-degree-banked turns. Together, these once-powerful machines now perpetually roar into the next turn. Click here to learn about other permanent exhibits. 

Permanent Exhibits



Temporary installations include artifacts and vehicles on loan to the MSHFA for a specific time period. Examples are powerboat racing’s iconic Gold Cup trophy, one of inductee Jeff Gordon’s Sprint Cars, and Miss Atlas Van Lines, the unlimited hydroplane on loan from the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Kent, Washington. Click here to learn more about temporary MSHFA exhibits past and present. 

Temporary Exhibits



The MSHFA frequently debuts new exhibits that illuminate the contributions of our nearly 300 inductees, or a historical aspect of the many motorsports disciplines we honor.

Examples include spotless recreations of inductee Roger Penske’s first race car, the first Pontiac GTO, and a special exhibit honoring MSHFA inductees who served in the United States armed forces. Click here to learn more about new MSHFA exhibits past and present.

New Exhibits